post·​tonic | \ "+ \

Definition of posttonic

1 of a sound : immediately following or constituting one of a succession of consonants immediately following a vowel having stress
2 of a syllable : immediately following a syllable having stress

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History and Etymology for posttonic

post- + tonic

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“Posttonic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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